HR Business Partner


Job Title: Human Resources Business Partner Manager

Due to the fast-paced, global nature of our business, successful Talent Managers at Cognizant are extremely proactive, flexible and detail-oriented. They serve as strategic business partners who interface with senior leadership to determine the course and shape of the people strategy. Talent Managers interact with all levels of the Cognizant Business Unit and partner with all Human Resources centers of excellent (COE) to support the business
Talent Managers are responsible for all HR generalist responsibilities including, but not limited to: employee relations, rewards and recognition, performance management, employee engagement, career management, change management, executive coaching, group dynamics, team building, and learning and development.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a Human Resources Business Partner to the Business Unit on a variety of talent management initiatives
  • Build and maintain influential relationships within the Business Unit supported
  • Drive the performance management process through the Business Unit. This includes performance normalization, working with and coaching training managers and leaders on the process.
  • Manage employee relations issues end to end; conduct investigations and make sound recommendations
  • Execute Business Unit practice level initiatives/projects
  • Partner with global HR counterparts to drive account level initiatives or processes
  • Provide new business development support with respect to HR (i. e. client presentations, RFP submissions, etc.)
  • Liaison with Compliance and Legal teams on significant HR issues
  • Partner with HR COEs to solve issues and enhance support (Talent Manager should have fundamental knowledge of how each COE functions and its basic processes)
Basic Qualifications
  • 5-7 years of overall relevant experience
  • 5+years of experience in the field of HRM, including experience supporting a non-exempt population
  • Employee relations and manager coaching on conflict resolution, and providing feedback is essential.
  • Understanding of immigration, state and local employment laws.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to define & enable processes. Often working with high volume data entry.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, constantly changing work environment where status quo is always challenged & ambiguity is tolerated
Preferred Skills
  • Experience managing complex account groups and direct report(s) is preferred
  • A BA/BS degree in Human Resource Management or a related field, MA/MS in Human Resources is a plus
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; very strong presentation & client relationship management skills (client could be internal or external)
  • Highly self-motivated & driven with ability to work independently
  • Team orientation and ability to collaborate with individuals from all backgrounds

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